Sri Triloke Kaul belonged to the first generation of artists who formed the Progressive Artists Association of Kashmir. To his generation belonged the artists like Shri. P.N. Kachru (Rainawari), Late Sh. Somnath Bhat (from Ganpatyar, first and foremost a landscape painter), Ghulam Rasul Santosh (who earned a name through his Tantric style of painting), Sh. Bansi Parimu (from Habbakadal, a flamboyant and articulating personality, was popularly known in Srinagar as Bansi artist), and Nisar, a neighbour of Santosh in his Banamoholla area, and last but not least Smt. Kishori Kaul.
Photo Courtesy: Mag. Kapil Kaul (Jammu, 1995)
Triloke Kaul (from Shala Kadal near Karfali Moholla) studied painting at Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda. He was director of School of Design (Exhibition grounds, Sgr.) That was an institution to promote and give new impetus to Kashmiri handicrafts.
His approach to painting also originated from landscape. Primarily the architecture of Kashmiri houses in space set his fantasy free. Throughout he remained true to the cubistic, analytic procedure to solve the problems of space, movement and colour. What first seemed to be a patch of colour on canvas, soon developed into a motion that immediately arrested your whole attention He kept calculating like a mathematician all the steps needed to solve the problem.
It should be remarked here that the huge work of paintings he had to leave behind in Srinagar is our cultural loss.
- Mag. Kapil Kaul
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